Archive for Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Council meets in private

Executive session lasts 60 minutes

December 5, 2001

What started out as a 20 minute executive session, ended up lasting longer than the rest of Monday night's Baldwin City Council meeting.

The city council, which originally adjourned into executive session for 20 minutes to discuss personnel and land acquisition, ended up extending the session three times. By the time it was all said and done, the council had met in executive session for about an hour, five minutes longer than the rest of the city council meeting.

City Administrator Larry Paine said the council did discuss the Baldwin City Police Department in executive session, but he said he could not make any further comments about what was said.

Council took no action on matters discussed in executive session.

Continue to read the Signal online this week for further developments.

In other business, the city council:

Approved the purchase of a $10,400 automatic meter reader.

Utility Director Terry McKinney said the city has been having problems with the current manual hand-held meter reader. He said the new meter reader would automatically read water and electrical meters, eliminating human error, eliminate estimating and reduce the meter reading time from 14 days to three or four days.

Approved in a 5-0 vote the Baldwin City Safety Manual.

Approved in a 5-0 vote an amendment to correct mathematical errors in the city's building permit fees ordinance.

Approved in a 5-0 vote the appointment of Brenda Brookman to the library board.

Heard a Baldwin City Recreation Commission report from director Monte Ezell.

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